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The New School Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,340 students

58% admitted

  • 8,368 full time
  • 1,972 part time
  • 3,200 men full time
  • 7,140 women full time
  • 7,844 applied
  • 4,565 admitted
  • 2,025 enrolled

6,802 Undergraduates

$38,508 tuition/year

  • 3,708 Graduates
  • 168 Non-Degree
  • $38,508 out of state
  • $860 fees
  • $15,090 room & board
  • $1,661 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctorate
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Narwhal
School Colors: Orange, Red & Grey
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Saydee from Brooklyn, NY
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  • New School is a wonderful school, small classes and very involved student and faculty. As students we also benefit from great lectures and organized events involving highly recognized professionals in…

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  • Graduate Student from New York, NY
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  • The Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) is a rigorous and respected program. Graduates go on to work at many United Nations agencies, such as UNICEF, UN WOMEN, and UNDP,…

  • Nov-03-2012 Read More
  • Eric from Columbus, GA
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  • A group of highly-motivated students goes here. New York is a difficult place to live for most, and the hard work that people put into their daily lives is the…

  • Dec-30-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The New School is a legendary university in New York City, now comprising seven academic divisions. Founded in 1919 by a group of progressive educators, The New School aspired to be everything the "old school" was notâ??open to dissenting opinions and the avant-garde in scholarship and the arts. It found a home in Greenwich Village and a unique place in the intellectual history of the United States. Today students from throughout the United States and around the world choose The New School for an education that requires critical analysis, active participation, and experimentation with ideas. New School students and faculty take creative, interdisciplinary approaches to complex conceptual and real-world issues. Learning is driven by open discussion in small classes and immersion in the latest currents of ideas and practices in the greatest city in the world. Our faculty includes leaders and innovators in art and design, social science, liberal arts, management

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Jackie from San Juan, PR
  • Jun-16-2011 I am a past student here

    The New School astonished me with all the activities it constantly held. Every day, there was something new going on dealing with photography, literature, language, etc. That was something that I really loved about the school. And the best part? Almost all of them are free with your ID card! I loved The New School in every physical, environmental and mental aspect except for the attitude most students carry on themselves. I found it very hard to make friends at the university because many of the students are very pompous or keep to themselves.

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  • Amy
  • Feb-17-2011 I am a past student here

    I didn't enjoy going to Eugene Lang College. It might have been because I was not a typical student, or perhaps it was because I just didn't have enough money to make in New York City, but I was miserable most of the time. First semester I lived with all Parsons students who looked down on me for being poor. I had a hard time adjusting to the school and making friends within the community. Speaking of which, there is none. They don't have a real campus, which can be nice if you love the city and would rather be spending all your time on 5th avenue instead of on a quad, but I felt alone and isolated most of the time. That said, if you're an extremely outgoing person (with a good fashion sense, that never hurts) and know how to really put yourself out there, you can probably find a great group of friends. Just avoid the nasty, judgmental girls smoking in the courtyard. This is just for girls, but the ratio of girls to guys at The New School is ridiculous. And most of the guys who do go there are gay, which is awesome, but tiring if you're looking for a boyfriend. Most girls go elsewhere to find love or hookups. Straight guys, though, are surrounded by beautiful girls, so that's good for them I guess...*sigh*

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  • Bianca from Miami, FL
  • Dec-01-2010 I am a current student here

    Being at The New School has been such a wonderful experience for me. I really enjoy being here and attending all of my classes. The environment at The New School is set up in such a way that makes students eager to learn. Coming to class does not feel like a chore, it is something you look forward to.

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  • Megan from New York, NY
  • Nov-08-2010 I am a current student here

    The education at Parsons is amazing. You learn so much so quickly, and the culture of New York is fantastic. If you are in a division other than Parsons, there are plenty of opportunities to meet friends and enjoy the city. During the first year of Parsons, I have found that you are so busy doing your homework that it is very hard to have time for socializing, although I hear this changes through your time at Parsons. Personally I miss having time for myself and money to spare.

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